400 Participants at the Start DEFI WING 2024

In the southern French town of Gruissan, the Defi Wing was taking place, a long-distance race with 400 participants. This event shows the growth and potential of wing foiling!

DEFI Wing: Biggest Wing Foil Race

The Defi is nothing short of the world's most famous long-distance race for any type of water sport. After the kite community first took to the Defi Kite, nearly 400 Wingfoil fans are now competing for the top spots - or simply aiming to finish, because the Defi is tough!

After the flying start off Gruissan Plage, it's several kilometers along the coast at full speed towards Port-La-Nouvelle, which really tests the arms and legs.

After a tack, it's a slight upwind return back to Gruissan and then onto a second lap. Overall, the runs in the Defi Wing are slightly shorter than, for example, in its windsurfing counterpart, Defi Wind, where a race is nearly 40 kilometers long and from May 9th onwards, 1500 (!) windsurfers simultaneously hit the course.

1. Ghio, Mathis
2. Alessandro José, Tomasi
3. Leclair, Oscar
4. May, Benjamin

Results DEFI WING Women:
1. Wylde, Fiona
2. Fancelli, Alexia
3. Belloeuvre, Kylie
4. Spanu, Maddalena Maria

Final Ranking of all 400 participants:


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In the southern French town of Gruissan, the Defi Wing was taking place, a long-distance race with 400 participants. Wing Foil Event summary!


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